This is pretty bizarre. After his wife gave birth to their first child, Nick Baines decided to take her placenta home and taste-test it. Yes, that’s right, he ate his wife’s placenta! The food blogger put the placenta into two different dishes — a raw smoothie and cooked tacos.
Nick Baines has officially gone where no dad has gone before — he cooked and ate his wife’s placenta. But, did he enjoy it?
New Dad Eats Wife’s Raw Placenta In Smoothie
Fair warning: This story is not for those with easily upset tummies.
Nick Baines, a food and travel blogger, took something special home from the hospital after his wife gave birth. Her placenta!
The new dad claims he really wanted to know what it would taste like, so just moments after the birth he asked for a few “steak” sized slices to bring home and prepare as meals.
The first thing Nick did with the placenta was blend a few raw slices into a smoothie, along with some banana and coconut milk. As one might expect, that did not go too well.
“Up front was the distinct flavour of banana, superseded by a metallic, bloody backnote. It had a mineral earthiness to it and tasted exactly like the delivery room had smelled,” he wrote in The Guardian.
That does not sound very appetizing!
Nick Cooked Placenta For Tacos
Although the smoothie did not work out for Nick, he was not done trying out his wife’s placenta.
For his second meal, he decided to cook up the human flesh and make tacos out of them.
“As I seasoned it on the chopping board, the bright, almost glowing red chunk of placenta was more attractive than many cuts of offal I’ve dealt with, and looked quite appetising,” Nick said of the taco preparation.
“The meat was rich, with a beef-like quality. It was tender, kind of like roast brisket and not dissimilar to Texas BBQ.“
Hey, at least it was not a total loss for Nick! The new dad claims that the most difficult part of his taste-testing was actually having to ask for the placenta.
“It is mere moments after the birth of my son and, still basking in the euphoria of parenthood, I make the request. The mood changes, the smiles of the midwives melt into looks of bewilderment, then repulsion.”
So, if you’ve ever wondered what a placenta tastes like — now you know!
— Lauren Cox
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